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“Be Bold! Get yourself tested for HIV.” UNICEF Hyderabad Staff responds to AP govt. call and sets an example.
"Practice before you preach”, so goes an old saying. When it comes to HIV & AIDS, it’s easy to tell others what to do, but not as easy to put in action the same for oneself.

Learning at one’s own pace
They are all kids of different ages. They attend school but the teacher doesn’t impose restrictions. There’s a blackboard but it’s all over the lower wall. They learn alphabets, social studies and math but the teacher hardly teaches them.

Making children the change agents
Singing of children resound the air as we approach to the Uddaramanahalli village government school in Sira Taluq of Tumkur district in Karnataka. A three-day children’s camp on personal and community hygiene has just begun under the guidance of UNICEF.

First ever workshop in India to set performance standards for teachers
What comes first – student retention and learning achievement OR good quality education and teacher accountability? Many experts feel that this “chicken and egg syndrome” needs to be tackled from both the ends.

11th Plan Consultation – Andhra Pradesh
As India develops its first five-year development plan of the 21st century, its position as one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world undoubtedly puts it in an advantageous situation vis-à-vis previous plans.

100,000 youth targeted in HIV- AIDS outreach programme in Karnataka
Fifty percent of all new HIV infections in India are among young people between 15-24 years - making the fight to protect India’s future – the youth – all the more urgent.

Village panchayat brings a forsaken school back to life
Therku Poigainallur, Nagapattinam: A chance encounter with a carpenter led to the discovery of a remarkable community in the village of Therku Poigainallur, about 10 kilometres from Nagapattinam town.

Bangalore observes World Day Against Child Labour
Bangalore, June 12 – To commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour, rallies, exhibitions and public meetings were held in this capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka.

IKEA UNICEF launch initiative against child labour in Andhra Pradesh
Children employed in the cotton plantation industry in Andhra Pradesh have a reason to smile with corporate giant IKEA joining hands with UNICEF to prevent child labour in the south-eastern Indian state.

Why is birth registration important?
Birth registration is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence. The child who is not registered at birth is in danger of being denied the right to an official identity, a recognised name and a nationality.

Colourful furniture brings cheer to tsunami affected schools in Andhra Pradesh
UNICEF has committed to ‘build back better’ the necessary infrastructure during the post-tsunami recovery phase by raising the quality of education for children in tsunami affected areas, UNICEF has developed a package of quality interventions.

HIV – AIDS Awareness Caravan in Andhra Pradesh
A month long UNICEF-supported awareness campaign AASHA (AIDS Awareness and Sustained Holistic Action) against HIV –AIDS has just concluded its first phase in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Neighbourhood leaders help reduce maternal and child mortality in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
Neighbourhood leaders, identified under the community monitoring project, are helping reduce maternal and child mortality in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

School children in Andhra Pradesh launch UNICEF assisted campaign of self-expression on HIV /AIDS
In Southern India’s state of Andhra Pradesh, with one-tenth of the country’s HIV positive people, a vigorous campaign was recently launched to get children to express themselves freely on HIV/AIDS and related subjects.

Indian media join hands with UNICEF in the battle against HIV-AIDS
Editors, publishers and senior journalists came together in a summit in Andhra Pradesh to agree on a strategy on media reporting that would increase awareness on HIV-AIDS and remove the stigma attached to the deadly infection.

‘People-friendly Police Project’ - a UNICEF funded project with the Karnataka State Police
The People-friendly Police Project was mooted to the Karnataka Police by UNICEF in 2001, as an opportunity to enhance the attitudes, skills and knowledge of police station level personnel, particularly in their treatment of women and children.

HIV control strategies for adolescents
Estimates indicate that 34 percent of reported AIDS cases are in the 15 to 29 year old age group. Clearly, adolescents and young people have to be given the knowledge and skills to protect themselves against HIV infection.



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